Lion City Youth Jazz Festival 2018 Workshop Series: Tom Walsh - The Modern Lead Trumpeter


24 May 2018, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM




The Lion City Youth Jazz Festival is an annual

youth-musician-focused learning and immersion programme, comprising 6 days of

intensive rehearsals, workshops and a final concert on the last day, under the

guidance of international jazz legends and prominent professional jazz

musicians. This year’s workshop series will feature 5-time Grammy award-winning

Trumpeter and composer Randy Brecker from the United States; Bassist and

composer Jay Anderson (US); Lewis Nash (US-Drums); Antonio Hart (US-Saxophone);

Tom Walsh (Trumpet-UK).


Tom Walsh, aged 26, is

based in London, where he graduated from the Jazz Course at the Royal Academy

Of Music with 1st Class Honours in 2013. In his first year at college, Tom was

the inaugural recipient of the ‪Humphrey Lyttelton‬ Jazz Prize, an

award for outstanding jazz performance. Upon leaving college Tom had also

received other awards including the Wolfson Prize (2012) and the Alumni

Development Award (2013).

Shortly after

graduating, in September 2013, Tom was appointed the lead trumpet chair in the

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. From 2013 to 2017 we worked with the band

alongside international jazz luminaries such as ‪Benny Golson‬, ‪Branford

Marsalis‬, ‪Kurt Elling‬, ‪Bob Mintzer‬ and ‪Mike Stern‬.

He has also played lead trumpet with the WDR Big Band & Vince Mendoza. Tom

has also played with some of the UK's other top big bands including: The BBC

Big Band, The Stan Sulzmann Neon Orchestra, The Laurence Cottle Big Band, The

Gareth Lockrane Big Band, The ‪Ronnie Scott‬'s Jazz Orchestra, NYJO and

The Mark Nightingale Big Band.

In light orchestral work

Tom has played principal trumpet with John Wilson, The RTE Concert Orchestra

and has played with the RPO, Philharmonia, BBC Concert Orchestra and the

English Session Orchestra. In the West End, Tom has played on multiple

shows including Wicked, Sinatra: Live On Stage, Dreamgirls, Show Boat

and Beautiful. In 2013 and 2014 Tom played lead trumpet live on the X Factor

Big Band shows. In pop and commercial music Tom has played and recorded with

the likes of ‪Van Morrison‬, ‪Blur‬, ‪Mark Knopfler‬, Jessie J,

Jamie Cullum, ‪Gary Barlow‬ and ‪Shirley Bassey‬. In February

2014 Tom co-produced and played a series of conce

rts with ‪Al Jarreau‬ at

London's famous ‪Ronnie Scott‬'s Jazz Club.

Having recently returned

from studying with Jerry Hey in Los Angeles, Tom is currently working from his

home studio recording, composing and arranging for multiple projects including

his own horn section. Tom is a Vincent Bach Trumpet endorsing artist.

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